The Joys of Nepotism

The Joys of Nepotism

Work has become the bane of my existence.

Summer has arrived and with it the influx of the management’s offspring who all “work” at the restaurant.

I have learned that work is a relative term. Relative to whom one is related.

However, having dinner with a lovely and dear friend the other night I discovered The Elixir of the Gods!

This is mighty good people. My profound thanks to the folks at Southern Tier Brewing Company for creating such an amazing concoction that with every sip pushes all thoughts of work further and further from my mind.

Just what the doctor ordered…have a great weekend everyone!

Going Bananas

Going Bananas

It was a lazy Sunday here at Casa del KatKnits, it was a rare day off and I caught up on some laundry and a very tiny bit of housework.

And, I baked… yes, that is right, I baked.

I had some bananas that were nicely ripe and found this recipe on the internet, which fit the bill perfectly.

The result was this lovely loaf.

Up next, a wee bit of knitting on my latest project that I cast on today… Knitty’s Summer Surprise, Annis.

Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime…

Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime…

My Bodacious Leader posed some questions to her Bodacious-Wanna-Be’s this week so the focus today is all about summer.

Janey wants to know….

What do you do to get ready for summer? What says summer to you – music, food, clothes, activities, you name it…

Living in West Michigan where the Days of Summer are definitely numbered you will find most of the population here living each summery moment to its fullest. Moreover, with stats like this you can see why:

Almost half of Michigan is comprised of water and, except for Alaska, Michigan has more shoreline than any other state, fronting four of the Great Lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie. With 3,177 miles of Great Lakes shoreline it is easy to see why Michigan boasts a thriving recreational industry, and leads the nation with approximately one million registered pleasure boats.

However, what is a girl to do when she is not counted in the one million registered boaters?


A little dirt therapy

A little dirt therapy

DSCF1940, originally uploaded by As Kat Knits.

It has been a crazy week here at Casa del KatKnits and the weeks end found me needing more than a little therapy.

I found it in the dirt.

Potting soil, that is.

My garden is all set to grow, I have sprinkled a little fertilizer, baptized them all with a goodly sum of water, and they are now soaking up the sun.

Now I am off to scrub under my finger nails… and a much needed fresh start to a new week.

Sichuan Pork Noodles

Sichuan Pork Noodles

I have long been a fan of Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s The Splendid Table and some years ago, I began subscribing to her Weeknight Kitchen. It really is lovely, once a week I get an email with a recipe and some Lynne Food for Thought!

Over the years, she has sent out some wonderfully delicious recipes, and because they are a “Weeknight” meal, they are simple and easy to prepare.

This week’s recipe was no exception, but it was a departure for my usual Cooking Comfort Zone.

Amazingly, I had most of the ingredients in the house and only needed to get a couple of things – another key to her recipes, they are both good and made with ingredients you have in your pantry.


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